Book Details
Trust Your Next Shot Legacy Edition:  A Guide to a Life of Joy $29.95

By Meadowlark Lemon & Cynthia Lemon

With an incandescent smile, a repertoire of hilarious tricks, and elite basketball skills, Meadowlark Lemon, overcame challenges - and utilized gifts - to become the iconic star of the Harlem Globetrotters. And through his journey from childhood dreams to worldwide fame, he kept one goal in his heart: to give joy. In his compelling book, Trust Your Next SHOT, (Originally published in 2010) Meadowlark delivered loving reminiscences of his youth, hilarious stories about his days with the Globetrotters, and wise instructions for living a joy-filled life. We lost Meadowlark in December of 2015. What was missing from that first book was the legendary dramatic photos from his life, the never-before seen photos of his childhood and early playing days, and the stories of his unwavering mission for helping others.

The Meadowlark Lemon Legacy lives on. His message of JOY continues through the efforts of The Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation. This new book contains much of Meadowlark’s original and inspirational writing. It also has been expanded with additional insight, dramatic never-seen photos, stories of basketball, and growing up black in America. This revised and expanded “coffee-table” edition version of Trust Your Next Shot will lend even more insight into the life of the man known across the world as “The Clown Prince of Basketball.”

Trust Your Next Shot Legacy Edition
A Guide to a Life of Joy
By Meadowlark Lemon & Cynthia Lemon


Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince of Basketball” was a hero in the world of sports. His name and patented hook shot are still ingrained in the memories of generations

In 1994, Dr. Cynthia Lemon married Meadowlark Lemon. Together they founded Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars Comedy Basketball Team and Meadowlark Lemon Ministries She is an inspirational public speaker and a nationally known television and radio personality.

Crystal Lemon and Angela Marie Davis are daughters of Meadowlark and Dr. Cynthia Lemon. They grew up serving alongside their parents as volunteers for Meadowlark Lemon Ministries.

10” x 10.5”
September 2020

US $29.95 Canada $34.95
*Cover subject to change

Upcoming Releases:

Sullen Sally
By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Sally woke up feeling blah, so she swallowed her smile, but her best friend Josie was there to help Sally through the day and help turn that frown upside down. The story reminds readers that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. It provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.

>> Learn More
Unhitch the Wagon:  The Story of Boomer and Sooner
By Toby Rowland

Two ponies on the Oklahoma prairie have a dream to become the ponies chosen to pull the Sooner Schooner at a football game at the University of Oklahoma. Through hard work and perseverance, the ponies achieve their dream. An officially licensed book of The University of Oklahoma..

>> Learn More
Trust Your Next Shot Legacy Edition:  A Guide to a Life of Joy
By Meadowlark Lemon & Cynthia Lemon

A newsreel of the Harlem Globetrotters captured Meadowlark Lemon’s heart when he was 11 years old, giving him a dream to play for the team. Though he had no money for a basketball, he was determined. His first hoop was made out of a coat hanger and an onion sack nailed to a tree in Wilmington, NC. His ball was a Carnation Milk can. It was a humble beginning for a legendary career that would change the face of basketball forever.

>> Learn More
Hark! It’s Harold the Angel
By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Harold is an angel who thinks he can’t sing very well, but with a little help and encouragement, he finds his voice in time to proclaim to the world the news of Jesus’s birth.

It’s an unconventional aspect of the Christmas story and a read-along companion to the song by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. This book tells the overlooked story of one of history’s most infamous angels. Hark! It’s Harold the Angel encourages readers to discover their own talents and reminds them that a little practice can boost their confidence to do great things. The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read along and sing along with adults.

>> Learn More
TwitterFollow Ascend Books on Twitter